Hotel accommodations location discussion:
So 9 of the 10 theaters so far are generally in the big square box with the two most remote theaters (I think) being mine and jedimastergrant - and most of the other 7 current hosts falling in between Grants and my home (generally) west to east.
The outlier is Scrappydue who is up north east in Excelsior Springs. (neat town by the way - but I'm trying to figure out how to best schedule that stop based on it's lack of proximity to anything else(it'll obviously have to be first or last for the day)) The Airport is circled, as is the AMC 24 Dolby Prime. Kansas City Downtown and the stadium location (where I think there are cheap newer hotels to accommodate game traffic - since there is no game that weekend these should be largely free and cheap)).
To give you a sense of scale - Google says the AMC Prime is 11 minutes from the airport.
My house (archaea) is 50 minutes from the airport. I'm about 45 minutes from Grant's house. I'm about 30 minutes from downtown. I'm a touch over 40 minutes to the AMC theater.
Those times are without traffic - but we won't be dealing with traffic on a weekend. (traffics not too bad in Kansas City anyway).
Again looking for suggestions from the locals before I lock one in. What is reasonable for a hotel price for you out of state folk??? I'm cheap - so I'm probably not the best ask for this. I'd personally be fine staying at a Motel 6 or Super 8 or even a microtel to save $ when traveling, but I know some people would not. There are some darn cheap hotels (like $40 a night) up near the airport. Mostly microtel room type places though at that price up by the airport. You aren't going to have much time to be in your hotel over the weekend with the schedule we are looking at.
So here's the cheapies -- around airport for the crawl weekend.
Here is one that is North of downtown that stood out for really good reviews at a still reasonable price --- Courtyard of Kansas City. --- really exceptional user reviews (4.7 out of 5) -- splitting the difference between the crawl host locations and the airport. $110 a night for a dual queen bed room.
Any other thoughts before I select a recommended hotel for those that want to stay together?